How-To Guides

How-to Paper-Piece Guide

Whenever I give a quilting class I’m always asked about my paper-piecing technique. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how I do it in my “How-To” Paper-Piece Guide.
Making a Label

Labels are important! They tell the ‘story’ of our quilts. Someday, someone will look at your quilt and ask, “Who made this?” “What did they name it?” “When was it made?” “Where was it made?” Etc, etc. Hey, it might even be you asking these questions! We do tend to forget things as we ‘age’! So let’s make a label and satisfy our curiosity!
Making a Hanging Sleeve

We want to display our quilts, so we need a way of doing so, short of nailing them to the wall! A better way is to make a hanging sleeve.
Making and Adding Quarter Inch Single Fold Binding

Notice that the title states quarter inch SINGLE fold binding? Yes, there are different size bindings, however, I make single bindings 99% of the time, because my quilt projects are wall hangings 99% of the time, which means that they do NOT need a double binding like a bed quilt requires.